About this listing
This is a basic room that has a queen-sized bed, private, en-suite bath and is located upstairs on the entrance level to the house. It has a ceiling fan and a pedestal fan can be requested. The windows are screened. No A/C.
This ecotourism farm stay property, "Finca El Porton Verde," is a unique small inn offering in Nicaragua's capital city of Managua. My Nicaraguan family and I work and live on a small (eight acre) organic permaculture farm located in the breezy hills south of Managua—overlooking Ticuantepe and Masaya, Nicaragua.
This listing is for one bedroom with a maximum of two guests. The bedroom has its own private en-suite bathroom and is on the main floor of the house. This room is wheelchair accessible for those differently-abled. We recently completed a ramp so that if you have problems going up and down stairs, you now have an easy way to get down to the pool level. See our other listings for a one bedroom furnished apartment and two rooms with bunk beds, each with quad occupancy.
Why stay with us?
If you do not want to stay in a hotel in hot and dirty Managua, but need to be near there (for example, if you are flying in or out of the country, or doing business or missionary work) we are a great option for you.
Why should I not stay at the Farmstay?
If you need to be right on a major highway, within walking distance of bars and nightclubs, or have an extreme aversion to dirt roads, you might want to not stay here at the Farmstay. You might be better off at a downtown- or airport-area hotel.
You are on a farm, how far away are you from town?
Our B&B is located on a dirt road that is sometimes not that easy to maneuver, just six minutes from the major highway going south called Carretera a Masaya, eight minutes from the modern Hospital Metropolitano Vivian Pellas, 10 minutes from the finest restaurants, shopping and entertainment of Managua, 25 minutes from the airport, 15 minutes to Masaya Volcano, 20 minutes to the artisan market of Masaya, 45 minutes to Granada, and 45 minutes to the nearest beaches.
How do I get to any of those places if I don't have my own car?
Mototaxi, which is like a tuk-tuk in Asia takes you to the highway. Buses and taxis pass by the entrance to the highway at the UNO gasoline station. Also, I go into town nearly every day and can give you a ride for free to the highway where you can catch a bus or a taxi.
Will you give us a tour of the farm?
Absolutely! Farmstay El Porton Verde has fantastic jungle and volcano views, but just in front of the house and swimming pool begins a nearly eight acre area that hosts fruit orchards, plantains, papayas, bananas, etc. We also plant and harvest all of our own corn and red beans that are used throughout the year.. El Porton Verde is a working farm; if you stay with us during the right time of year, we can guarantee you all the mangoes that you can eat!
Do you do pickups and dropoffs at the airports and bus stations?
Yes, we recommend having us come to pick you up. We charge $20 for airport pickup.Ask us about our deals that include free pick up. We can also arrange for airport dropoff and local tours.
What other services do you provide?
Tours, medical/dental, spa, and relocation services are provided.
Tours: We offer local tours to nearby attractions such as Masaya Volcano, Masaya Artisan's Market, San Juan de Oriente ceramics studio, El Mirador de Caterina, Laguna de Apoyo, Granada, and Managua.
Medical/Dental: Ask us about how we can help you to setup medical and/or dental work/checkups. Getting these things done at a first class clinic or hospital in Nicaragua can easily pay for the cost of your ticket!
Serenity Spa: We also have a local spa that can come to the farm with their massage table, or you can go there for a range of spa services.
Relocation: We can provide a custom tour and fact-finding mission based on your specific situation and questions. We have helped new expats with everything from medical exams, gaining residency, and buying and selling of properties and businesses.
If you have any questions, please ask away here on the airbnb.com website. Thank you!
WiFi, Swimming pool, 8 acres of farmland with trails
Interaction with Guests
I live onsite in a small room off to the side of the main house--in the former caretaker´s room actually! So I am usually around except when running errands, picking up or dropping off other guests, or taking guests on tours.
Small, family run haciendas. A real farming community with more ox carts going by then private cars.
Airport transport: You can arrange airport pickup with Mike. I personally will go and pick you up in my truck. Local transport: Until about 7:30 pm, Mototaxis take you from the Farmstay to the highway, from there you can take local buses or taxis to Managua, Masaya, Granada, Laguna de Apoyo, etc. Directly via mototaxi you can go to local dining, entertainment, or shopping areas. There is private parking located on the property and you are welcome to bring your rental car.
Other Things to Note
The only other thing is to remind potential guests that this is a working farm, so please don´t book if walking distance to bars and restaurants is important to you. In addition to breakfast which is always included, we do offer lunch and dinner upon request for a nominal cost.
No rules per-se but please come with a sense of adventure. We'll do our best to make sure you are comfortable and enjoy your visit to the land of lakes and volcanoes! We can pick you up and/or drop you off at the Managua airport for an additional fee.
About the Host, Mike
I have a wonderful Nicaraguan family,am easy going, considerate and kind to small animals and children :)
The best thing about opening up a bed and breakfast has been meeting wonderful guests who become good friends, coming back to visit again and again!
In addition to opening my Nicaraguan home to visitors, we offer local tours, pickups and drop offs at the Managua airport, and we also do special services for folks setting up house here in Nicaragua. Just ask and we can probably help you!
I spend my time mostly in Nicaragua nowadays but originally I am from Newport Beach, California (see our listing if you want a farmstay situation near to the best shopping and nightlife that Managua, Nicaragua has to offer).
When I can, I like to travel and use Airbnb to find my lodgings. I took a great East Coast USA trip a couple of summers ago, all booked through airbnb and we stayed at some awesome places!
Here in Nicaragua, I like to go to the beach and get some surfing in, swim in the pool, look for fresh fruit and vegetables on the farm, and help develop sustainable tourism businesses.
If anyone reading this (Hello!) has any questions, please contact me. Thanks and regards. Mike Quinn